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Paul Jackson is a non-executive director at Victoria Street Capital, Member of Council at the University of Essex and Executive Director of Jasia Education Ltd where he is developing themes for industrial strategy and education policy and supporting charities in strategy reviews.
Paul was previously Chief Executive of Engineering UK (formerly The Engineering and Technology Board). Paul led the organisation through the development of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair and Tomorrow's Engineers, a careers engagement programme in schools and colleges. He has been an active commentator on education and skills in the media.
Paul has held a variety of roles in technology based business, encompassing contract R&D, the media, the charity sector and local government. Paul spent the early part of his career at ERA Technology before moving into technology media. After a series of progressive roles within United Business Media, he moved to the Institution of Engineering and Technology, later becoming Director of Professional Operations. He subsequently established JASIA as a company to support membership and media organisations in their strategic development.
Non-executive roles have included the International Broadcasting Convention Partnerships Board, Board of CIRED, the Advisory Committee for the Electricity Distribution Community, and Technical Director of EUREL. He is currently a Council member of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee All-Party Group and a member of the Court of London South Bank University. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.